Evangelism News

Churches Engaging Race Issues: Not Perfect but Taking Strides

Posted on October 17, 2017

Churches Engaging Race Issues: Not Perfect but Taking Strides

Following are three brief stories from Boston’s Emmanuel Gospel Center’s Casey Lauren Johnson, written to show the kinds of choices local churches are making to foster racial harmony and, through partnership, see the many resources of the Body of Christ get to where the needs are greatest.

Read More


Collaborative Street Rescue Launching

Posted on October 17, 2017

Collaborative Street Rescue Launching

The following excerpts from the September edition of the Pentecostal Evangel provide an encouraging example of the fruits of collaboration taking place between ministries reaching out with the love of Christ to victims of human trafficking.

Read More


Josh & Sean McDowell on the New Edition of Evidence That Demands A Verdict

Posted on October 17, 2017

Josh & Sean McDowell on the New Edition of Evidence That Demands A Verdict

Here’s another great interview from Ed Stetzer at The Exchange.

Josh and Sean McDowell have just come out with a new edition of the modern apologetics classic Evidence That Demands A Verdict. Below I ask them some questions about why they updated the classic and the role of apologetics and evangelism today.

Read More


Winter Jam West 2017 Line Up Unveiled

Posted on October 17, 2017

Winter Jam West 2017 Line Up Unveiled

Beginning in November with a ten city West Coast run and continuing with forty-five more cities from January until Easter, Nick Hall will be sharing the Gospel along with ten bands for WinterJam.

Read More


Unprecedented Unity Among Bible Translators

Posted on October 17, 2017

Unprecedented Unity Among Bible Translators

In the April edition of CT, Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, provided one of the most encouraging and fruitful collaboration stories we’ve come across in some time. Following is just a portion, including a link to the new website, IllumiNations.bible

Read More


MOVIE: Same Kind of Different as Me

Posted on October 17, 2017

MOVIE: Same Kind of Different as Me

An excellent Pure Flix and Paramount Pictures movie is coming out this month calledSame Kind of Different as Me, based on the true story of Ron Hall, his late wife Deborah and the  relationship they developed with Denver, a homeless man who greatly changed the course of their hearts and lives.

Read More



MAC’s September Calendar of Events

Posted on September 18, 2017

MAC’s September Calendar of Events

Here are strategic Events taking place this month but which were previously highlighted via our Evangelism Connection e-blast. We didn’t want you to miss seeing them again because of their critical roles in fostering vison, movement and collaboration for the sake and advance of the Gospel.

Read More


Pray for Jerusalem. Together.

Posted on September 18, 2017

Pray for Jerusalem. Together.

God places a clear priority on the Gospel being for the Jew first and then the gentile nations. Genesis 12:2,3 also lays out a covenant that God made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that also speaks to all gentiles that they will either be blessed or cursed based on how they treat the nation of Israel. Because of these truths, Evangelism Connection is making room for sharing about this year’s Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem in our News section.

Read More


Deaf Affected by Hurricanes

Posted on September 18, 2017

Deaf Affected by Hurricanes

Mission Network News shines some light on the complex needs of the deaf created by the recent hurricanes that ravaged the Carribean, Coastal Texas and Florida.

Read More



Ronnie Floyd Named New President for National Day of Prayer

Posted on September 18, 2017

Ronnie Floyd Named New President for National Day of Prayer

Dr. Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, will serve as the new president of the National Day of Prayer, announced the organization's board of directors today. Dr. Floyd will also continue to pastor Cross Church.

Read More


The Amazing Power of Prayer in Hendersonville, NV

Posted on September 18, 2017

The Amazing Power of Prayer in Hendersonville, NV

Strategic Renewal’s Daniel Henderson recently invited pastor Vance Pitman to share how the daily prayers of a Philippine immigrant led his family to move from Georgia to plant a church in Henderson, Nevada. In addition to that, Pitman went on to report of the amazing harvest that resulted from mobilizing an initial wave of sustained and strategic prayer walking. Once prayer teams had interceded for five months over some 50,000 homes – without any evangelism during that time – the “heart-soil” of Henderson was prepared for thousands to come to Christ, and dozens of church plants to take place.

Read More



Joni Eareckson Tada: Celebrating 50 Years of Transformation

Posted on September 18, 2017

Joni Eareckson Tada: Celebrating 50 Years of Transformation

Last month, Breakpoint’s John Stonestreet honored Joni Eareckson Tada, in celebration of her 50th year of championing the cause of the world’s disabled. We’ll get you started with a few paragraphs and you can click through to read the entire post.

Read More


Mully - Changing the World One Child at a Time

Posted on September 18, 2017

Mully - Changing the World One Child at a Time

Veronica Neffinger, editor of Christian Headlines shared this week, A Christian film called Mully, sponsored by Focus on the Family, will be coming to theaters next month for a select three nights only.

Read More


Redeeming the Time: Prisoners Earn Pastoral Ministry Degree

Posted on September 18, 2017

Redeeming the Time: Prisoners Earn Pastoral Ministry Degree

Megan Briggs, staff writer for ChurchLeaders.com, provides another great story of how God is using prison reform ministries to shine the light of Christ into the lives of prisoners and to equip them to become leaders and equippers of the saints. 

Read More


Key September Events

Posted on September 17, 2017

Key September Events

Because Evangelism Connection's Calendar of Events is extensive and each month we only put in our e-blast the latest events we've been made aware of, we thought it would be helpful to publish a post for soon coming September events you should know about. Click on the graphics to open up the event links.

Read More


Nick Hall Named President of MAC

Posted on August 08, 2017

Nick Hall Named President of MAC

On July 27th, Mission America Coalition and Pulse published a joint press release announcing that Nick Hall, the 35-year-old founder of PULSE and visionary behind Together 2016, will be named President and CEO of the Mission America Coalition, one of the nation's most significant conveners of Christian leaders and organizations focused upon evangelism and discipleship.

Read More


Don't Miss This Year's 40 Days of Love Initiative!

Posted on August 08, 2017

Don't Miss This Year's 40 Days of Love Initiative!

40 Days of Love is collaborating closely with Mission America Coalition's LOVE2020 movement and gearing up for next month's kick off, starting September 20th. Below is the invitation section of the Pastor's promo. You can also find a number of other key promotional tools at the 40 Days of Love web site. Additionally, LOVE2020 Director Kathy Branzell and 40 Day's of Love's Chris Vanetti, have co-written a 40 Day devotional to further assist and encourage campaign participants. Find it in our Tools section of this month's newsletter!

Read More


Summer of Hope Sees Hundreds of Young Native Americans Choosing Christ

Posted on August 08, 2017

Summer of Hope Sees Hundreds of Young Native Americans Choosing Christ

Ron Hutchcraft of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries provided Mission Network News with very encouraging news regarding the largest Warrior Leadership Summit in their twenty-five year history with 71 tribes represented. Summits provide annual opportunities for “Native American young people to gather, hear about Jesus Christ, grow in their faith and fellowship together.”

Read More



The Lausanne Movement and Operation World Join Forces to Mobilize Prayer Globally

Posted on August 08, 2017

The Lausanne Movement and Operation World Join Forces to Mobilize Prayer Globally

The Lausanne Movement and Operation World announced today that they are entering into a unique partnership to mobilize prayer for the nations and world evangelization. The two organizations have been exploring partnership for a number of months. A few weeks ago, the pressing necessity for such a partnership was affirmed at a Lausanne gathering in Wittenberg, during which prayer and partnership emerged as top priorities for breakthrough in global mission.

Read More


Thousands Attend Largest UK Evangelism Event Since Billy Graham

Posted on August 08, 2017

Thousands Attend Largest UK Evangelism Event Since Billy Graham

CBN News reported last month, the UK's largest evangelism event, since Billy Graham's crusade decades ago, reached into the heart of Britain as thousands responded to the Gospel message, putting their faith in Jesus Christ. "Literally, thousands of people have just come forward to give their lives to Jesus," said Peter Wooding, London Bureau Chief of the Global News Alliance. The event should encourage Christians across the United Kingdom to pick up the banner of evangelism and begin sharing the Gospel, one national prayer leader said.

Read More


Joni & Friends: Luke 14 Awards for Irresistible Churches

Posted on August 08, 2017

Joni & Friends: Luke 14 Awards for Irresistible Churches

Right before a star-studded red carpet premiere of the newly-digitized movie Joni, the star of the film, Joni Eareckson Tada, focused attention on several regional churches who have partnered with Joni and Friends to provide exceptional service to individuals affected by disabilities and their families. In a special pre-screening reception, these churches were recognized with the Luke 14 Award to honor their fulfillment of Jesus' words in the Gospel of Luke.

Read More


Prison Fellowship Acquires Daughters of Destiny Prison Ministry

Posted on August 08, 2017

Prison Fellowship Acquires Daughters of Destiny Prison Ministry

Prison Fellowship® announced in July the broadening of its ministry to incarcerated women through the acquisition of Daughters of Destiny, a Florida-based organization with a network of more than 800 volunteers in 26 states.  Prior to this acquisition, Daughters of Destiny was founded in 2008 by a husband and wife team who have both served time in prison.

Read More


Taking the Gospel to Gangs

Posted on July 07, 2017

Taking the Gospel to Gangs

Critical to any metro area cityreaching strategy is bringing Christ’s love to those involved in gangs. Decision Magazine’s Joy Allmond captures such a strategy taking place in Chicago’s South Side.

Read More


Introducing the Director of the New Send Institute

Posted on July 07, 2017

Introducing the Director of the New Send Institute

Ed Stetzer recently reported: Last month I announced that the Billy Graham Center (BGC) at Wheaton College is partnering with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention to launch the Send Institute, a think-tank on church planting. Jeff Christopherson, NAMB’s Vice President of the Send Network, and I will serve as co-executive directors … Today, we’re glad to introduce Daniel Yang as the new Director of the Send Institute.

Read More



From the Streets to the Gym

Posted on July 07, 2017

From the Streets to the Gym

CBN’s Caitlin Burke, tells how Inner City Weightlifting founder, Jon Feinman, developed a fruitful opportunity for ex-cons in the Boston area find employment and a network of relationships to help rebuild their lives once out of prison.

Read More


Gospel Neighboring | Verge Network

Posted on July 07, 2017

Gospel Neighboring | Verge Network

On this Verge Network video, Chris and Britten Buster lead an ever growing missional community of 19 adults and over 20 kids, while they learn how to be a good neighbor and share the love of Christ with their friends and neighbors.

Read More



Lausanne’s First Ever Open-Concept Gathering

Posted on July 07, 2017

Lausanne’s First Ever Open-Concept Gathering

The International Lausanne Movement reported last month, On the 500th anniversary year of the Protestant Reformation, the Lausanne Movement invited 90 global mission leaders to Wittenberg, Germany, to participate in a gathering entirely dependent on the guidance of the Holy Spirit. New partnerships, collaborative ideas, and exciting initiatives have been formed as a result of the gathering, all of which have the potential to significantly impact global mission over the next 3-5 years.

Read More


Louisville ‘Intra-Church’ Ministry Trains for Refugee Ministry

Posted on July 07, 2017

Louisville ‘Intra-Church’ Ministry Trains for Refugee Ministry

“Why do you treat us better than our own people?” Ibrahim asked during a Thanksgiving meal last year hosted by Refuge Louisville, a ministry that equips local churches to minister to refugees. To anyone who has heard more of his story, the question made sense. Ibrahim had been injured by a missile, evacuated to an unfriendly Jordanian hospital, and pressed into a refugee camp, according to the Refuge blog.

Read More


The Distribution of Digital Bibles More Than Doubled Across the World in 2016

Posted on July 07, 2017

The Distribution of Digital Bibles More Than Doubled Across the World in 2016

Christian Newswire reports: For the third year running, Bible Societies have distributed more than 400 million Scripture items around the world -- including more than 34 million Bibles. That's enough for more than 5% of the world's population. And since the beginning of the decade, the United Bible Societies fellowship (UBS) distributed Scripture material for two out of every five people on the planet. The overall 2016 total -- almost 401.4 million -- includes Bibles, Testaments, Gospels and smaller Scripture items like booklets for people learning to read. It's slightly lower than 2015's total, but is up on the 2010 total by more than 34 million items.

Read More


Transforming Schools and Communities Through Love

Posted on June 12, 2017

Transforming Schools and Communities Through Love

PE News recently posted a powerful testimonial of what God is doing through Love a School, an Assemblies of God initiative in New York State. Following are snippets of the exciting work that God is doing in hopes you’ll venture onward to read the entire article.

Read More


MEMORIUM: Anne Kennedy, Wife of EE Founder was Lamplighter for Christ

Posted on June 12, 2017

MEMORIUM: Anne Kennedy, Wife of EE Founder was Lamplighter for Christ

John Sorensen, staff writer for Evangelism Explosion, shares from the depths of his heart on the passing of a great woman of the faith, Anne Lewis Kennedy. 

Anne Lewis Kennedy went home Tuesday afternoon, May 16, to the Savior she loved and served for more than 60 years. Her home-going was all the sweeter for her, I believe, because it reunited her with her late husband, Jim Kennedy, the man who led her to Christ and the founder of Evangelism Explosion.

Read More



Christianity in Boston 2030: What’s the Church’s Vision?

Posted on June 12, 2017

Christianity in Boston 2030: What’s the Church’s Vision?

Excerpts from Rudy Mitchell and Steve Daman article will help our readers catch a glimpse into the ongoing story of Emmanuel Gospel Center’s presence in Boston and its role in helping local churches and ministries strategically live out the life and heart of Christ for their city within its various communities and spheres of influence.

Read More


Major University Launches New Center on "The Work of the Holy Spirit"

Posted on June 12, 2017

Major University Launches New Center on "The Work of the Holy Spirit"

Christian Newswire reports: Biola University will launch the Center for the Study of the Work and Ministry for the Holy Spirit Today in fall 2017. Funded by a $3 million donation, the academic center is a 10-year initiative that will provide resources for a Biblical examination of the person and ongoing work of the Holy Spirit, including research, publications, conferences, events and services for students. (Photo Credit: Biola University)

Read More


7-Year-Old Turns Lemonade into Ministry for Foster Kids

Posted on June 12, 2017

7-Year-Old Turns Lemonade into Ministry for Foster Kids

Lauren Capraro of Oklahoma’s Baptist Messenger reports: Those who know her would probably describe A'Layah Robinson as no ordinary 7-year-old, but a giver. Growing up in foster care, she and her brothers know the struggles of going from one house to the next. One Saturday afternoon, Robinson saw a group of teenagers at a lemonade stand, and something sparked in her heart. She decided to start her own stand to help foster kids.

Read More


Operation Heal Our Patriots 2017 Has Begun!

Posted on June 12, 2017

Operation Heal Our Patriots 2017 Has Begun!

Samaritan’s Purse reports: Memorial Day weekend marked the start of the Operation Heal Our Patriots 2017 summer season as the first group of military couples arrived for a week of marriage enrichment training at Samaritan Lodge Alaska. Husbands and wives get to bond with each other and build friendships with other couples as they fellowship at the lodge and take excursions into the pristine wilderness surrounding Lake Clark. Retired military chaplains conduct daily classes and devotions and are available for confidential spiritual counseling.

Read More


Historic Consultation Targets the Merging of Prayer and Mission Movements

Posted on June 12, 2017

Historic Consultation Targets the Merging of Prayer and Mission Movements

The following report is from, Herrnhut: the International Prayer and Mission Leaders Consultation 

The Lord did far more abundantly than we could have asked or imagined! It was such a joy and blessing to be with 120 key leaders from across the world, who are on the cutting-edge of His Kingdom’s work.

Read More



Sheiks Legally Import Bibles

Posted on June 12, 2017

Sheiks Legally Import Bibles

Because of the sensitivity involved in sharing this report, Operation Mobilization requested that only the entire report could be reprinted, so we have no excerpts – only a link to OM’s blog post of this story. If you have a heart for the muslim world you will be greatly encouraged by this breakthrough. May God grace His Church to keep praying for His light and truth to reach those with the least opportunity to hear the Good News.

Read More


Announcing Dare2Share’s First Summer Simulcast!

Posted on May 12, 2017

Announcing Dare2Share’s First Summer Simulcast!

Imagine 300,000 gospel conversations going on at the same time across the United States on one day…and those led by teenagers! That’s the prayer and plan for Dare 2 Share LIVE, a national, multi-site simulcast that will be broadcast live to over 50 host sites throughout the country on September 23, 2017. 

Read More


Mapping Center: Bless Every Home is Ready to Roll!

Posted on May 12, 2017

Mapping Center: Bless Every Home is Ready to Roll!

Chris Cooper, Founder/Director of the Mapping Center for Evangelism and Church Growth, recently unveiled BlessEveryHome.com, a significant advance over earlier neighborhood mapping tools produced by the Mapping Center. Among its robust array of capabilities, Bless Every Home is easier to navigate and includes a new color-coded dimension allowing users to measure progress in their efforts to pray for, care for and share the love of Christ with their neighbors.

Read More


SEND Institute: A New Learning Community for Church Planting

Posted on May 12, 2017

SEND Institute: A New Learning Community for Church Planting

In this post from The Exchange, Ed Stetzer announces a powerful new partnership between the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism and the North American Mission Board’s SEND Institute. The following portions from Ed’s post provide the gist of the partnership.

Read More


Movement Day Inspires Philadelphia’s Vision Launch

Posted on May 12, 2017

Movement Day Inspires Philadelphia’s Vision Launch

Ebony Small, Director of Movement Day Expressions reported: On Thursday, March 23, nearly 100 leaders attended a Vision Launch for the “Philadelphia Gospel Movement” hosted by the Servant Team, 21 senior leaders, including former Philadelphia mayor Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr.

Read More


Prayer Requested for Lausanne Mission Leaders Gathering

Posted on May 12, 2017

Prayer Requested for Lausanne Mission Leaders Gathering

The International Prayer Council earlier this week posted the following urgent request for prayer covering: “Global Prayer Leaders & Prayer Groups, would you kindly pray and share with your key prayer leaders this Prayer Request on behalf of The Lausanne Mission Leaders Gathering. The number of those who will gather has risen to 90+ CEO/Executive Directors. They are acknowledging the need for extraordinary prayer and have asked us to partner in prayer.”

Read More


New Jesus Film Project®Study Unveils Massive Global Impact

Posted on May 12, 2017

New Jesus Film Project®Study Unveils Massive Global Impact

A new Jesus Film Project® study reveals the film "JESUS" -- along with other titles provided by the ministry -- have been proven as some of the most powerful tools available in the evangelical world in effectively spreading the Gospel. According to a media release from A. Larry Ross Communications, the study … quantified the total global impact of Jesus Film Project entities. Using 2015 as a basis for calculation, research included all mediums in which Jesus Film Project entities can be viewed: television, live showings, online viewings and physical media such as DVDs and SD cards. The results indicated Jesus Film Project tools have been used to initiate more than an estimated 7.5 billion gospel presentations cumulatively since 1979, and has resulted in 490 million people indicating decisions to accept Christ and 2.1 million churches/multiplying communities being launched.

Read More


How Single Women Became an Unstoppable Force in Bible Translation

Posted on May 12, 2017

How Single Women Became an Unstoppable Force in Bible Translation

“Is God not with us just as much as with a man?”

When women in the 1930s and ’40s challenged the church’s hesitancy to send female missionaries into remote areas, the early leadership of what would eventually become Wycliffe Bible Translators couldn’t argue against them. So began generations of women learning far-away tongues, recounting Bible stories, and bringing New Testaments into new languages. Over the past several decades, unmarried women in particular have dedicated their lives to Bible translation.

Read More


61 New Scripture Translations Completed Last Year

Posted on May 12, 2017

61 New Scripture Translations Completed Last Year

Christian Newswire reports: In 2016, Bible Societies assisted in the completion of translations in 61 languages spoken by over 428 million people. 2016 was 'a first' for no fewer than 30 languages, spoken by over 95 million people. 17 communities now have their very first Bible, 6 have a New Testament and 7 communities have their first, or additional, portions of Scripture.”

Read More



MAC’s National Leadership Consultation at Amplify 2017

Posted on April 07, 2017

MAC’s National Leadership Consultation at Amplify 2017

This year’s Leadership Consultation is unlike any we've had in our 20+ year history. Partnering with the Billy Graham Center, our gathering will be embedded into Amplify 2017, a new national conference on evangelism that has drawn the attention of several major evangelistic ministries (Luis Palau Association, Christ Together, Organic Evangelism).

Paul Cedar and several team members explain why this change is a vital and timely step for the coalition. CLICK HERE to go there now, or click the Read More button for the link.

Read More


Raleigh-Durham: ReCity Fosters Systemic Change for Disconnected Youth

Posted on April 07, 2017

Raleigh-Durham: ReCity Fosters Systemic Change for Disconnected Youth

Three years ago, Devin Lauva was just another juvenile delinquent, making poor choices and landing in hot water with the law. At about this same time, J.D. Greear, lead pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, met with Durham’s mayor, Bill Bell, to determine the community’s greatest need. That’s when Greear learned that 4,000 unemployed, disconnected youth (ages 16 to 24) live in the city. Bell also noted a “problem behind the problem.” Although 400 organizations existed in Durham—all designed to help this population of youth—their efforts were siloed, making them ineffective and underutilized.

Read More



Global Outreach Day this May 27th

Posted on April 07, 2017

Global Outreach Day this May 27th

Mission America Coalition continues to serve as a partner with Global Outreach Day, a global mobilization effort to enlist churches and ministries, country by country, to call their members to take the Gospel to their neighbors. The desired end of a specific day of the year for doing outreach is to see the Body of Christ called, equipped and sent out with the Good News - beginning with one day, but not stopping after the day is done!

Read More



Humanitarian Emergency: Africa’s Famine & Drought

Posted on April 07, 2017

Humanitarian Emergency: Africa’s Famine & Drought

The U.N. has described it as the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the U.N. in 1945. Among the most dire U.N. statistics, 20 million people are facing famine or "at the tipping point" of famine in northeast Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, including 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death from severe acute malnutrition in those four countries combined. In Ethiopia, 5.6 million people are food insecure. Civil wars and terrorism are to blame for the crises in some of the areas.

Read More


2017 World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Posted on April 07, 2017

2017 World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

The global watchdog Open Doors conservatively reports that hundreds of millions of Christians worldwide face persecution, and in a recent report noted that 25 of the top 50 persecuted countries have seen an increase in hostility toward Christians.

Read More


Strategic International Prayer Leaders’ Gathering at Herrnhut, May 8-12, 2017

Posted on April 07, 2017

Strategic International Prayer Leaders’ Gathering at Herrnhut, May 8-12, 2017

The International Prayer Council, a team of 25 leaders of major regional and international prayer initiatives and movements and who together lead International Prayer Connect, has decided to call those who lead prayer networks and ministries at the national, regional and international level together for a unique time in the presence of the Lord for united prayer, learning from one another, and planning strategies for the future of the international prayer movement.

Read More


Help Make April a Month of Second Chances

Posted on April 07, 2017

Help Make April a Month of Second Chances

Every person has dignity and potential. But one in four American adults has a criminal record, which limits their access to education, jobs, housing, and other things they need to reach that potential. Join Prison Fellowship in celebrating "Second Chance Month" in April, unlocking brighter futures for 65 million Americans who have repaid their debt to society.

Read More


This is Autism Awareness Month—5 Ways Your Church Can Participate

Posted on April 07, 2017

This is Autism Awareness Month—5 Ways Your Church Can Participate

In the U.S., it’s estimated that 1 out of every 68 children has autism. Designated as Autism Awareness Month, April is a time to educate people on autism and promote understanding and acceptance. As churches, use the month to come alongside families who are affected by this condition and make your church more autism-friendly. To learn more...

Read More


Connector 2.0—The Missional Connection App

Posted on April 07, 2017

Connector 2.0—The Missional Connection App

Attila Nyári, Media Relations & Online Engagement Manager for the Lausanne Movement shared in a recent Lausanne Movement post, “The Connector was born on a napkin en route from Paris to Jakarta. Little did I know what would follow that in-flight brainstorming...

Read More


MAC Leaders Consultation & Amplify 2017

Posted on March 10, 2017

MAC Leaders Consultation & Amplify 2017

We are pleased and excited to announce that this year we are partnering with the Billy Graham Center for our annual MAC Leadership Consultation. We think it will be a very exciting and strategic gathering of evangelism leaders from the Mission America Coalition and the broader church across America. The conference is called AMPLIFY and will take place June 27 - 29, 2017, in Naperville, Illinois (Wheaton area). We pray that you will do all that you can to join us as we are seeing the fruit of collaboration and leadership networking within many of our LOVE2020 Affinity Spheres that we’ve been praying for and working towards for quite some time now.

Read More


40 Days of Love

Posted on March 10, 2017

40 Days of Love

40 Days of Love began last year with an explosion of involvement in praying, caring and sharing the gospel within the Greater Orlando area. This year’s 40 Days are scheduled to begin September 20th and go through October 29, with at least ten other countries indicating groundwork is being laid for 40 Days of Love events. Loads of testimonies from the 2016 event can be found by clicking “more info” below and find out how your city can begin exploring involvement in 40 Days of Love through their excellent web site. 

Read More


On the Road to Recovery in New Orleans

Posted on March 10, 2017

On the Road to Recovery in New Orleans

Samaritan’s Purse recently completed a disaster relief deployment to New Orleans East following a devastating February twister. More than 700 homes were damaged or destroyed when the most powerful tornado ever to hit New Orleans touched down on February 7. Nearly 240 Samaritan’s Purse volunteers helped more than 130 homeowners in New Orleans East clean up after the storm. Volunteers worked hard clearing debris, cutting fallen limbs and trees, and tarping roofs.

Read More


Living Missionally Where God Has Placed You

Posted on March 10, 2017

Living Missionally Where God Has Placed You

"As an inner-city planter, I saw in recent years a movement of churches gathering Christians together to plant churches and grow churches - but they were filled with people who were already Christians," Pastor Logan told The Gospel Herald. "I felt like the unchurched and hurting were being ignored, and churches were more concerned with growing in size than actually growing the Kingdom. Living missionally means reaching out to your local community, reaching the lost and crossing racial, social, and denominational lines with the truth of the Gospel. I wrote this book (On the Block) because I wanted people to catch a vision for reaching the lost."

Read More


GLOBAL PRAYER: Promising Developments in Children’s & Youth Prayer Movements

Posted on March 10, 2017

GLOBAL PRAYER: Promising Developments in Children’s & Youth Prayer Movements

The International Prayer Council reported this past January: “Praise God for all the good things happening in our day as He, working through the efforts of perceptive, supportive adults, raises up the Next Generation of men and women of God through engaging them in a life-long encounter through prayer. Here are some brief highlights from the meetings last week for rejoicing and our further intercession.

Read More


Father and Son Josh and Sean McDowell Team Up on New Edition of Evidence That Demands a Verdict

Posted on March 10, 2017

Father and Son Josh and Sean McDowell Team Up on New Edition of Evidence That Demands a Verdict

Christian Newswire reports, “Over 1 million copies of Evidence That Demands a Verdict are currently in print, making it one of the most widely used and trusted manuals on Christian apologetics. Since the last update of Evidence in 1999, Josh and Sean have begun working together on some ministry fronts. In this new edition, significant new content has been developed by both authors. The new edition goes on sale as an e-book October 3, 2017.

Read More


Jesus Film Project Announces 1,500th Translation of JESUS

Posted on March 10, 2017

Jesus Film Project Announces 1,500th Translation of JESUS

Jesus Film Project® announced during the annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention the completion of its 1,500th language translation of “JESUS,” the most watched film in history according to “The Guinness Book of World Records.” The 1,500th language, Daasanach, belongs to an ethnic group inhabiting parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sudan.

Read More


Announcing First-Ever CGI Movie of the Classic, The Pilgrims Progress

Posted on March 10, 2017

Announcing First-Ever CGI Movie of the Classic, The Pilgrims Progress

Cat in the Mill Studios recently announced they are “now in production of the first-ever feature-length CGI adaptation of The Pilgrim's Progress … John Bunyan's beloved Christian allegory … considered by many to be the second-most important book in history (second only to the Bible).”

Read More


Pray Chicago Summit

Posted on February 12, 2017

Pray Chicago Summit

Pray Chicago reported on the January 15th Prayer Summit, “We gathered on the eve of Martin Luther King Day for a Summit or united prayer and worship. Leaders from across Chicagoland read scripture passages and excerpts from "Letter from Birmingham Jail", and we prayed in response to the powerful truths and words shared.

Read More


Chicago: By The Hand Club for Kids Ministry

Posted on February 12, 2017

Chicago: By The Hand Club for Kids Ministry

In 2001, Donnita Travis saw kids in Cabrini-Green who were failing in school, getting in trouble, and literally had no place to go after school, the most dangerous time of their day. Feeling called to do something about it, she quit her job as president of a successful advertising agency and started By The Hand Club For Kids, giving 16 of those children a place to go, getting help with homework, and finding real purpose in their lives.

Read More


Ft. Wayne Churches Reaching “the Least of These”

Posted on February 12, 2017

Ft. Wayne Churches Reaching “the Least of These”

Forty years ago, a homeless man walked into Broadway Christian Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and told the church secretary that he was hungry. The only food she had was her own lunch, so she shared it with him. The next day, more hungry people came to the church. As church members became aware of the need, they began dropping off food and clothing at the church. This ultimately gave birth to a ministry called InAsMuch—the name taken from Matthew 25:35-40, in which Jesus says, “Inasmuch as you have done this to one of the least of these, you have done it to me.” InAsMuch has acted on Jesus’ words and reached out to the “least of these” in their community.

Read More


LA Dream Center Co-Founder Discusses Powerful New Reality Series

Posted on February 12, 2017

LA Dream Center Co-Founder Discusses Powerful New Reality Series

The Dream Center is a Los Angeles, faith-based, volunteer-driven organization ministering to the local community, helping families in need, feeding the hungry and changing lives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is now the subject of a new reality show, airing on the Daystar Network on Sundays at 7:30 pm PST. Hosted by Pastor Matthew Barnett and his wife, Pastor Caroline Barnett, the series gives viewers an in-depth look at the heart-wrenching true stories of people who have come to the center, experiencing tangible love, faith, and hope in the midst of tragedy.

Read More


Tony Evans New Book Donated to Prisoners in Ministries Campaign

Posted on February 12, 2017

Tony Evans New Book Donated to Prisoners in Ministries Campaign

Incarcerated men and women will receive a free copy of Sr. Pastor Tony Evans' latest book "Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny" through a special, "buy one-give one" launch campaign offered by B&H Publishing Group and the Prison Fellowship Ministries. For each purchase of Detours redeemed on www.DetoursBook.com before Feb. 28, 2017, B&H will donate a corresponding copy to the prison ministry program.  

Read More


Collegiate Day of Prayer this February 23

Posted on February 12, 2017

Collegiate Day of Prayer this February 23

The Collegiate Day of Prayer is a day set aside for united and fervent prayer for college students and faculty in America. Historically, starting in 1815, believers reserved the last Thursday in February to pray for the campuses and students of this nation. 

Read More


‘Ordinary’ Christians Can Reach Muslims Better than Specialists

Posted on February 12, 2017

‘Ordinary’ Christians Can Reach Muslims Better than Specialists

The January, 2017 Lausanne Global Analysis reports that “… violence is actually discrediting Islam in the eyes of millions of Muslims worldwide. It is a major factor in many of them turning to Christ, as Muslims begin to question their Islamic identity. Thus, at the same time as presenting a real threat, it also presents one of the greatest opportunities of our time: to unveil Jesus to Muslim people in the Western world and bring them to Christ.”

Read More


SAT-7 Providing Education for Refugee Children in Middle East & N Africa

Posted on February 12, 2017

SAT-7 Providing Education for Refugee Children in Middle East & N Africa

A new 24/7 educational channel that will teach displaced and impoverished children from Syria and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will start broadcasting this summer. The SAT-7 ACADEMY will help children learn internationally recognized values and address the problem of lack of education in the region, which is creating a "lost generation."

Read More


New National Evangelism Leaders Fellowship is Born

Posted on January 15, 2017

New National Evangelism Leaders Fellowship is Born

John C. Richards, Jr., Managing Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism (BGCE), recently wrote in The Exchange, “Last December (2015), we set a goal to host a bi-annual private gathering of denominational and network evangelism leaders to help promote mutual learning for all things evangelism.

Read More


Billy Graham named again among the 10 most admired men in the world

Posted on January 15, 2017

Billy Graham named again among the 10 most admired men in the world

“Gallup released its annual list at the end of 2016 after asking Americans to name the one man, living anywhere in the world, whom they admire most. Mr. Graham received fifth place on the list. According to the Gallup Poll, “This year marks the 60th time Graham has finished in the top 10 -- a Gallup record. That includes making it into the top 10 every year since 1955, with the exception of the 1962 survey and in 1976, when the question was not asked.”

Read More


COLLABORATION: For the City

Posted on January 15, 2017

COLLABORATION: For the City

In Austin, Texas there’s a great example of cityreaching and transformation collaboration called For the City. Following are portions of For the City’s web-introduction by their executive director, Justin Lopez.

Read More


$60 Million Bible Museum to Open in Philadelphia

Posted on January 15, 2017

$60 Million Bible Museum to Open in Philadelphia

The Gospel Herald reports: This fall, the American Bible Society will begin construction on the Faith & Liberty Discovery Center on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, which will highlight how, from past to present, the Bible has changed those who changed America.

Read More


IMMIGRATION: All the Gospel to All the World -- Next Door

Posted on January 15, 2017

IMMIGRATION: All the Gospel to All the World -- Next Door

With earnest regard to the immigration crisis, Dr. George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God (USA) recently wrote in the Pentecostal Evangel, “The U.S. AG today is 23 percent Hispanic. In both Hispanic and non-Hispanic churches, concern has risen about the current immigration crisis and the rhetoric surrounding it. It is that same apolitical concern to reach every soul that led many of our U.S. AG district superintendents to convene to discuss the fear and confusion they were hearing following the 2016 presidential election.

Read More


Denzel Washington Covered in Prayer While Filming 'Fences'

Posted on January 15, 2017

Denzel Washington Covered in Prayer While Filming 'Fences'

Janine Law of the Christian Post reports, “Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington says he had prayer warriors supporting him throughout the filming of his latest movie, "Fences." Speaking about his role in the remake of the 1983 play by American playwright August Wilson during a press conference call, Washington explained that "Fences" was filmed in the same Pittsburgh neighborhood where Wilson was from, and he became well acquainted with those living in the neighborhood who watched the filming from their homes.”

Read More



Pastor Inspired by Peanuts' Lucy

Posted on December 12, 2016

Pastor Inspired by Peanuts' Lucy

“The Pastor Is In,” reads the sign below the prayer booth that a pastor set up on a sidewalk outside his New York church, and people are stopping by and asking for prayers. Pastor Gregory Fryer of Immanuel Lutheran Church decided to put it up in the hope that they would notice the church behind him and come in.

Read More


GLOBAL: Muslims Fleeing Isis Seeking Christ and Healing

Posted on December 12, 2016

GLOBAL: Muslims Fleeing Isis Seeking Christ and Healing

Thousands of Muslims disillusioned by the violence and unrest in Mosul - ISIS' last stronghold in Iraq - are embracing Christianity and "begging" Christ for healing after experiencing the love of Christ and hearing the truth of the Gospel.

Read More


Ministries Partner to Help Families Focus on True Meaning of Christmas

Posted on December 12, 2016

Ministries Partner to Help Families Focus on True Meaning of Christmas

Two ministries with the same passion and goal have joined forces to help children hear the sweetest story ever told. Child Evangelism Fellowship® and Jesus Film Project® are working together to bring the story of Christ to 100,000 children through the CEF Christmas Across America® (CAA) ministry. CAA equips individuals, churches and other organizations to host 90-minute Christmas Party Clubs to help children understand the true meaning of the holiday.

Read More


Restoration Church Story

Posted on December 12, 2016

Restoration Church Story

In 2008 Dan and Gina moved to Depew, NY, a village outside of Buffalo of about 15,000 people, 90% of whom would not claim a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. They began Restoration church in September. Within two years they grew to about 150 people - an impressive number in the northeast.

Read More


Awakening East Coast Campuses

Posted on December 12, 2016

Awakening East Coast Campuses

Campus prayer mobilizer, Kelsey Karys, recently blogged, “The student group I help lead, the Justice House of Prayer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has caught a vision from God to see the world again transformed by zealous, total lovers of Jesus on colleges and universities. They carry a fire for intercession, a burden for God’s heart for the lost, and the diverse and unmatched brains of Boston and Cambridge students.”

Read More